Originally I was supposed to come to Society for dinner on my actual birthday, but unfortunately had to miss out since I fell ill. Thankfully we were able to reschedule and had Marvs sis along to celebrate with me.
1257 Hamilton Street, Vancouver BC
Tel#: (604) 629-8800
We had actually arrived an hour before our reservation time(yes, always early!), and they were able to accommodate us with a table inside. On hindsight, it would’ve been a much better experience sitting outside as it was extremely loud to the point where I couldn’t hear the table conversation and there was a large group of people at a table where they didn’t have enough seats for them and they kept walking around our table with drinks in their hand. As they got tipsier, I kept wondering if they would accidentally knock into Marv….then all hell would’ve broke loose!
The table is covered with a thick brown paper. it reminded me of Macaroni Grill except there’s no crayons provided to draw on it with. For some reason I was craving a milkshake, so I ordered the Vanilla Bean Milkshake. It wasn’t thick and had sat on the counter for awhile before it was brought to our table. I was hoping this wasn’t going to be the case for the rest of the night. To the right is the Oyster Po’boy. This was part of the set menu. It was fried nicely but got a bit lost in this sandwich.
We ordered the Mac ‘n Cheese Balls to share and we found it to be a bit burnt on the outside. This was not a seller at our table. To the right is the Crispy Calamari. I enjoyed the presentation of this dish and thought it was nicely done. The calamari was crisp on the outside and had a nice chew to it. We liked this a lot, but portion-wise was a bit small for $11.95
Next to the table was the Risotto. This was also part of the set menu. It was cooked well, but didn’t have enough flavour to it. Ended up being a boring dish. To the right is the Grilled Cheese Sandwich which was accompanied with some Root Vegetable Chips. This was my favourite for the night. The sandwich was nicely toasted, the cheese was nicely melted and I enjoyed the vegetable chips.
Next was the Ultimate Meat Pizza. This had chorizo, pepperoni, salami, jalapeno jack and tomato. The toppings was excellent, but the dough was a tad undercooked. To the right is the dessert for the set menu. It looks a lot bigger in this picture, but this can easily be eaten in 2-3 bites.
And last but not least, I had my eye on the Junk Food Platter(for 2 people). Perhaps I had set my expectations too high, but it didn’t impress me. It consisted of caramel corn, ice cream sandwiches, chocolate chip cookies, donut holes, cotton candy, berry macarons and chocolate layered cake. The caramel corn was extremely sticky, I made the mistake of using my hands to get some out and ended up with a mess on my hand. The cotton candy was stuck to the cup and didn’t have a fluffy feel to it. The berry macarons tasted stale and was much too sweet. My favourites out of this dessert was the ice cream sandwich and the donut holes. The rest we left on the plate.
Overall, our dining experience here doesn’t make us want to return for another visit. Foodwise, there was just too many misses with quality. As for atmosphere, we didn’t appreciate feeling crowded upon while eating, having people stand around our table with drinks just chit chatting while we ate.
Post by Colleen